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Northern Ireland Office: Art Works

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN HL17769, tabled on 5 September 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are used to decide which images reflecting the work of the Northern Ireland Office are put on display at Stormont House; and whether different criteria are used to decide which images are displayed at 1 Horse Guards Road, London.

Answered on

1 October 2019

A portrait of Her Majesty The Queen is on display in the public area of Stormont House, alongside a series of images celebrating the work of the Department.

The Northern Ireland Office does not have a specific policy on the display of pictures, and there is no general policy either requiring the display of pictures of Her Majesty The Queen, or removing them from display. In practice, the display of pictures changes from time to time, in response to factors such as redecoration, Ministerial wishes, and to reflect our work for example.

The Department takes its responsibilities under Fair Employment legislation seriously and operates in line with the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland’s Guide, Promoting a Good and Harmonious Working Environment. This is the same for all of our offices.